Bassprov, featuring legendary improvisors and teachers Joe Bill and Mark Sutton, is a show comprised of two characters, Donny Weaver (Sutton) and Earl Hinkle (Bill), often accompanied by a special guest performer. Donny and Earl and their guest, sitting in a 'boat' on stage, are fishing, talking, drinking beer, and improvising the most amazing stories you've heard based on several audience suggestions.
Bassprov, currently based out of Chicago, performs all over the US and abroad at numerous festivals and venues including the Del Close Marathon, Chicago Improv Festival, Twin Cities Improv Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival and the Toronto Improv Festival.
Guest performers have included Matt Walsh, Ed Furman, TJ Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, Mick Napier, Emo Philips. Horatio Sanz, Mo Collins, Tim Kazurinsky, Fred Willard, Stephanie Weir, Joe Flaherty, Dan Castellaneta, Mike Coleman, Beth Melewski, David Pompeii, Ryan Archibald, Eric Rutherford, Billy Phelan, Brian Jack, Tim Baltz and Jim Zulevic